Reality check needed here on 79 Fairmont

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  1. fasteddie

    fasteddie Well-Known Member

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    It's certainly worth buying, IMO. It shares the contemporary Mustang's underpinings and has a thrifty six-banger. Despite having a nice interior and light-alloy wheels, the seller is concealing too much from us that would justify high bidding. From here, it's not possible to determine if there's more Bondo than metal, in there. We don't get to see the engine, either.
    I'd go there and stay cautious. Bid only as much as you have to and if the bidding gets out of hand, back out. It's the bidders who don't know what they're doing who are the ones to ruin it and get the object way too over-priced.
    If there's little demand for this vehicle, you could get a bargain
     
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    less than $1000.

    About a year ago I picked up an 1985 Mercury Marquis (aka the areo zephyr) locally. It was in similar condition maybe a little better and a very low option model like this Fairmont too. I paid $900 for it. There was a '79 fairmont wagon listed locally on CL for about 2 years before it was sold or hauled off. They were asking $2500.


    Here's a link for inspiration:
    http://www.mustangandfords.com/feat...ercury-zephyr-is-a-two-minute-grocery-getter/
     
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    fasteddie Well-Known Member

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    So... buy it for the buyers premium! $1,000 minimum. So if it sells for $2k, you actually have to pay $3,000! My guess is i will pass. I’ll open it at 1,000. And let it go.
     
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    wow, it went for $3,300
     
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    Holy Cats. That was a pretty good dollar for as low optioned as is was.
     
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    It was a PA car. Had a bad respray and a fair amount of rust. Seats all torn. Dash badly faded. I didn’t even put 1,000 on it Incase I got it. That 3300 is really 4300 because of the buyer premium.
     
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    fasteddie
    hey want my 85 Colony Park?
     
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    fasteddie Well-Known Member

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    you got me about 24 hours too late. I might be ready later in winter.
     
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    So does that mean you purchased something else?
     
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    Yep
     
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    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

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    Aaaaaaaaand?
     
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    I would like to include a pic, but only once have I ever been able to load a pic on this site and I remember it took quite a while and a lot of gyrations. I pick to load a file. It spins away for awhile and leaves me with an option to ‘choose file’ or ‘close’. No idea what happens with whatever it did.

    Anyway, wasn’t a wagon. So I wasn’t sure if it was ok to post here.... Lot G210.

    https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0119-356235/1947-cadillac-limousine/
     
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    Holy smokes! A 1947 CADILLAC LIMOUSINE!?
     
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    I wanted something to put me in the ccca cluB!
     

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